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The ESOL Odyssey · 1W ago

Sketchnoting with ELLs

You may have noticed a recent trend in education toward visual notetaking, also called Sketchnoting. This practice has many benefits and applications in education, but I can see this tool as...
The ESOL Odyssey · 1M ago

When History Should NOT Be Gamified or Simulated in the Classroom

I love finding new and interesting ways to get students engaged in and excited about what we're learning in class. Gamification is a great way to to do that.  Gamification can be powerful fo...
The ESOL Odyssey · 3M ago

BreakoutEdu + ELLs = Language Growth

I'm always on the lookout for innovative new ways to engage students, support language growth, and develop students into learners and thinkers. I was recently introduced to BreakoutEdu and t...
The ESOL Odyssey · 5M ago

#ELLEdTech Chat: November 2017

Our next #ELLEdTech Twitter Chat is this Sunday, November 19 at 7pm EST. This month's topic is Teaching Holidays in a Culturally Sensitive Way. Join us to share your favorite tech tools and ...
The ESOL Odyssey · 5M ago

Breaking Out of Boredom: Using BreakoutEDU in Professional Development

Today I want to talk about one of the things I'm really excited about right now- using BreakoutEdu with teachers during Professional Development Workshops.Just before I attended the Google I...
The ESOL Odyssey · 7M ago

#ELLEdTech Twitter Chat: Tools to Support ELLs with Homework

Our next #ELLEdTech Twitter Chat is this Sunday, September 17 at 7pm EST. This month's topic is Tools to Support ELLs with Homework. Join us to share your favorite tech tools and learn about...
The ESOL Odyssey · 7M ago

Using Technology with Newcomers: Newcomer ELLs and Computer Time

Ok y'all. I'm about to get serious over here for a minute, and I'm going to say some things you might not want to hear. But, as an ELL Specialist, this is something that is incredibly import...
The ESOL Odyssey · 7M ago

WIDA's 15 Essential Actions for Educators of ELLs

This year, one of the initiatives of our ESOL department is to help our teachers understand and implement the 15 Essential Actions identified by WIDA for educators of ELLs. These actions sho...
The ESOL Odyssey · 8M ago

#ELLEdTech Chat: Tools that Facilitate Collaboration between ESL, Mainstream, and SPED Teachers

Our next #ELLEdTech Twitter Chat is this Sunday, August 20 at 7pm EST. This month's topic is Tools that Facilitate Collaboration between ESL, Mainstream, and SPED Teachers. Join us to share ...
The ESOL Odyssey · 9M ago

Modifying Instruction for Newcomer ELLs: Chunking

So, we've covered Scaffolding and Supports along with Comprehensible Input. That means it's time to dive into chunking- my third tip for modifying instruction for newcomers.What is "chunking...